Bikes and Cafe Winkel’s Dutch appeltaart. I’m looking forward to both.
Thanks to Mark Wagenbuur’s excellent blog about cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands, BICYCLE DUTCH, I’ve been able to gather some up-to-date statistics on the use of bikes in Amsterdam.
It makes encouraging and inspiring reading. Continue reading
Filed under Cycling, Holland
It could have been worse. It has been worse. But with at least four people dead and thousands of homes flooded it’s been quite bad enough.
New Farm Park. Oswald was here.
One way or another, I didn’t choose the best day to arrive in Brisbane, along with ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. Continue reading
The Keukenhof Gardens – tulips by the million
Few people celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but it coincided with us taking advantage of the cheaper Earlybird flights to Europe.
We booked our tickets back to Amsterdam this week, and will arrive there with the spring 2013. That’s something to be thankful for, and to celebrate with a few shots in this Weekly Photo Challenge.
We’re gratefully looking forward to… Continue reading
Thanks everyone who visited my recent post on the Art of Cycling. It pulled a huge number of hits in just a few days.
The installation is by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the photo is by Chris Bell and there are 14 years of bad luck waiting for the first person to try riding it.
Thanks too to the people who referred me to other fine examples of creativity on two wheels. There were such a lot of good ones it deserved a follow-up post… Continue reading
Christian Petersen admires the facade of his bike shop in Atlandsberg, north east of Berlin. http://www.pixdaus.com
There’s something intrinsically funny about a bike in art. Hang a bike in an unexpected place, use it in an inventive way or build a weird-looking machine and you’ll be guaranteed to raise a smile.
Soren Lyngbye – Punk Frog. Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney.
I back-pedalled through my photo files and found I’d felt compelled to take a shot every time I saw a bike sculpture. A bit of googling showed me many others had done likewise.
The internet is full of images of two-wheelers put to witty artistic use. My photos first, then we’ll see what others have discovered… Continue reading
Anecdotal evidence: If I hadn’t been wearing my helmet, my hair may have been messed up too.
The most divisive topic in Australian cycling circles is no longer ‘Did Lance dope?’ Now that one’s been so sadly settled we can get back to our favourite controversy – ‘Should helmets be compulsory?
Here I go, head first over the handlebars into the hornets’ nest…
If you wear a helmet in Holland you’re a show-off. If you don’t wear one in Australia you’re a bloody idiot – possibly literally. Continue reading